This charming but derivative pop group, much in the mould of the Primitives and Darling Buds, emerged from London, England, in the late 80s. Featuring Emma Vine (vocals), Pete Maher (guitar, vocals), Roz Laney (bass) and Kieron James (drums, percussion), the Emotionals were originally formed in Brixton in 1988. Vine and Maher had met at school, but were more interested in following Richard Hell And The Voidoids than attending lessons. They moved to London and, from the summer of that year, they began an exhaustive promotional campaign that barely ceased from its inception. Winning early support from US disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer and Blondie’s Nigel Harrison, they signed to Native Records from where their two rather average albums emerged. When Native went down the pan the Emotionals followed quickly thereafter.